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Stay tuned for more information about our 2020-2021 Season to come!
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ play Everybody asks, “What are we left with at the end of our lives and how do we measure its worth?” In the original medieval play, “Everyman” is called upon by God to give an accounting for his life at the threshold of his mortality. Encountering all the elements that defined his days, he seeks to find the meaning and worth of his life, and possibly a companion to join him in the afterlife. In Jacobs-Jenkins’ contemporary setting, “Everyman” is played by “Everybody,” as various members of a core company of actors are tasked with the role on a rotating basis from performance to performance through the randomness of chance. As such, no two performances will ever be alike! Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ plays include Everybody (Signature Theater), Neighbors (Public Theater), An Octoroon (Soho Rep, Obie Award for Best New Play), Appropriate (Signature Theater, Obie Award for Best New Play, Outer Critics Circle nominee), among many others.
You can view our virtual playbill for Everybody here.
Directed by Paul Takacs
Online Live Performances:
October 30 and 31, 2020
November 1, 2020
Play It FOURward: A Social Justice Musical Journey
Conceived and directed by MaryAnne Piccolo, Play It FOURward is a virtual musical theatre experience written and devised with a cast of twenty Marymount Manhattan College Theatre Arts students. Featuring music by Matt Katz-Bohen and Greko, Play it FOURward explores and celebrates the theme of using art for advocacy and social justice.
In times of turmoil and catastrophe, young people have always found a way to use art and music to create change in our world, 2020 is no different. In Play it FOURward, the audience is brought on FOUR musical journeys hoping to inspire change and FOURward thinking; FOUR Help : advocating for mental health awareness and ending the stigma , FOUR Change : advocating for allyship and activism, FOURplay : advocating for an authentic and empowered LGBTQAI+ narrative, PerfectFOURm : advocating for self love and body positivity. Joey Kipp joins the company as choreographer for PerfectFOURm . Video production, editing and live stream is provided by RBVG Productions Inc.
You can view our virtual playbill for Play It FOURward: A Social Justice Musical Journey here.
MaryAnne Piccolo - Director / Choreographer / Devising Shepherd
Rob Buchwald - Video Production / Editor
Matt Katz-Bohen & Greko - Composers / Music Direction / Audio Design
Joey Kipp - Associate Choreographer / Choreographer for “Perfect FOURm”
Michael Anthony D’Aquino - Costume Design
Sarah Leal - Lighting Design
Mark McKnight - Set and Virtual Background Design
Aliza Walker - Production Stage Management
Sunday, 11/29 at 7:00pm
Friday, 12/4 at 8:00pm
Saturday, 12/5 at 8:00pm